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December 16, 2022

Benefits of a Cosmetology Education

Do you have a passion for beauty? If you want to turn your passion into a career, cosmetology could be a perfect fit for you! As a cosmetologist, you can have an opportunity to form new relationships, use your creativity, and help others feel their best.

If you are wondering whether or not to get an education in cosmetology, keep reading! Cosmetology comes with many benefits and we’re excited to share them with you!

Fun Work Environment

Say goodbye to a boring 9-5 desk job. As a cosmetologist, no day will be the same! From new haircuts to manicured nails, you won’t be bored doing the same thing day after day. Who doesn’t want a fun work environment?

Flexible Work Schedule

There are plenty of opportunities to create a flexible work schedule in the cosmetic industry. Working in a salon or spa can provide flexibility! Depending on where you work, you may be able to choose how many and what days you work each week. That means you have the freedom to work when you want! Talk about a great work life balance.

Use Your Creativity

Working as a cosmetologist is a great way to hone in on your creative skills. You’ll get to practice your art and get creative by trying new hairstyles, makeup techniques and more. The industry is always changing and growing, so you’ll always be learning new techniques and tricks to try. Let the creative juices flow!

Form Meaningful Relationships

Working as a cosmetologist means that you get to work with people! You’ll be working with new people everyday and you’ll form meaningful relationships that you’ll cherish forever. From coworkers to clients, there’s always someone to talk to! We’ve found that a lot of the time, the people you meet in the salon can become some of your best friends!

Make A Difference

Nothing feels better than making a difference in someone’s life. According to Owl Guru, 58% of people said they feel like their job is making other people’s lives better. Having a meaningful career can be hard to come by – which is why we love cosmetology!

You Can Fetch A Good Income

As a cosmetologist, the type of work you do directly affects your income. Meaning you have control! If you do a great job, you are more likely to receive repeat customers and higher tips. Repeat customers mean more money in your pocket.

In-Demand Career Field

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for barbers, hair stylists, and cosmetologists is expected to grow 11% from 2021 – 2031. You’ll be in a career that is projected to grow, which gives peace of mind. As a cosmetologist there are plenty of career opportunities you could choose from:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Barber
  • Nail technician
  • Makeup artist
  • Fashion show stylist
  • Beauty writer
  • Platform artist
  • Brand representative
  • Salon owner / manager
  • Cosmetology instructor
  • And much more!

Cosmetology School Is Shorter Than Many Traditional Schools

Because cosmetology is typically focused on industry-specific classes, cosmetology school is much shorter than a 4-year degree. At Aveda Idaho, our cosmetology program is 1,600 clock hours, which most students complete in just under a year depending on the schedule you choose.

Actually Study What You Enjoy

You get to do what you enjoy! Our cosmetology programs are designed to help you become the licensed cosmetologist you’ve always dreamed of being. Here’s a look into our curriculum at Aveda Idaho:

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Makeup application
  • Waxing
  • Fashion shows
  • Photo shoots
  • Charity events
  • The history of cosmetology
  • Theory
  • Anatomy
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Self-promotion
  • Financial planning
  • And much more!

Get Started With Aveda Idaho!

If you’re interested in becoming a cosmetologist, reach out to our team at Aveda Idaho to learn more about a future in beauty! Cosmetology is a career that you can be excited about. If you love helping others look and feel their best, becoming a cosmetologist can be the perfect career for you.

We’re more than happy to talk to you about any questions you may have about our programs, our school, *financial aid, and more. We can’t wait to hear from you and help you get started on your journey!

*financial aid only available to those who qualify


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Now's the perfect time to pursue a career in cosmetology, esthetics or barbering. We'll even help you find a job after you graduate! We offer financial aid to those who qualify and our schedule allows you to have the perfect school/life balance.

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